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Epinotia ramella
Small Birch Bell (Linnaeus, 1758)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1134 / 49.249
Photo © Dave Appleton,  12/08/2014 - North Elmham

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Similar Norfolk Species
Crescent Bell
Epinotia bilunana
Wingspan: 13-16mm
Flight: July - Oct
Foodplant:   Birch, Sallow
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Common.
Distinguished from E. bilunana by the grey general appearance of the forewing and particularly the comparatively solid and sharply defined triangular patch on the dorsum.

A fairly common variation is f. costana, which has an all dark forewing with a pale edge on the costa.

Recorded in 48 (65%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/09/2021428TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
07/09/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
06/09/2021528TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
01/09/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
01/09/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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